The Lee County Sheriff’s Office announced that Brian Omar Hyde has been charged in the deaths of Dorla Pitts, her daughter Starlette Pitts and Michael Kelly, Jr. and faces a charge in the death of Starlette Pitts’ unborn child. All members of the family are from Belize including Hyde which came to SW Florida 7 months ago.
7newsbelize.com a newspaper in Belize stated, “When we spoke with Belmopan police today they told us that the suspect Bryan Hyde was wanted in connection with the burglary of Cellular World in Belmopan but he fled Belmopan some months ago.”
Their bodies were found Tuesday morning inside the Pitts’ Lehigh Acres home in the 3500 block of 21st Street SW. The 1 ½ year old daughter of Starlette and Michael was found unharmed and is in the custody of her grandfather.
The LCSO detectives have called crime scene an “extremely violent scene, even for us” and said all three victims died from “repeated sharp force trauma.” According to the LSCO detective during the press conference said there is evidence all the victims tried to defend themselves.
Hyde is currently being held at the Lee County Jail.
Lee County Sheriff’s office is still investigating a motive of these murders.
According to 7newsbelize.com, “Of very significant note is that Dorla is the younger sister of the notorious Russell Hyde. In this regard, we have to add that Hyde’s wife was killed earlier this year in a sniper style murder.”